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Hi, I'm Rosalyn! A daydreamer, a foodie, an adventurer, an explorer - I'm the gal behind the lifestyle blog The Staycationer based in Kingston, Ontario. 
Whether it's exploring the local food scene with her foodie partner-in-crime or taking in the view from my favourite cafe, I'm a tourist in my own city and beyond. The days of daydreaming about escaping to far-off places are over, The Staycationer allows you to rediscover hidden gems in your own backyard.

My Story

This is my (short and sweet) story and my adventures, how I fell in love with the city of Kingston and how I have made it my home away from home. It has brought out the best and the worst in me, having experienced my lowest moments with breakdowns at university to my highest points where I've realized who I am meant to be and do. The Kingston community allowed me to flourish as an individual, the support sparked my creative juices, finding love gave me newfound confidence and the culinary scene brought out the foodie in me.
Blogging was my creative outlet and the city of Kingston was the backdrop.
It was summer of third year university where I had a wakeup call to get my act together school-wise and life changed hereafter. As I studied Computer Engineering at Queen’s University, school was filled with no motivation and I truly lost interest in what I was learning. I felt out of place and especially my program. In the summer of 2011, I escaped the campus bubble so to speak. I immersed myself in my work at QueensU as an assistant online developer (loved it!), summer online classes, learned how to row, started to write and discovered the local Kingston community on Twitter.  

It was shortly after a month that I met my other half, who completed me in every way possible. Together for almost nine years now - this Kingston native, partner in crime and foodie accomplice has brought out the best in me one day at a time. Our passion for cooking, trying new things and positive thinking has cultivated and thrives.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston's waterfront also brought calmness to my life. The world of rowing taught me to take risks and push through barriers - on land and water. I started this blog and continued further with no hesitation to include food. I embraced fear and took it head-on.  

Fourth year was a flash as I pulled my grades up drastically, took courses I actually enjoyed, blogged, started my freelance writing career and was also the turning point to where I learned all about personal branding and marketing thanks to Sidneyeve Matrix after attending a Queen's Student Alumni Association presentation. The rest is history as I found my calling to mesh my passions of writing, engineering skills and marketing together. With a Computer Engineering degree under my belt (yes I know it shocks everyone!), years of work and cultivating experience, I now work in Communications & Social Media by day in the tourism sector and a blogger by night focused on community building, supporting local and looking for the next best dish to indulge in and share!
Focused on community building, supporting local and looking for the next best dish to indulge in and share!
Rosalyn Gambhir
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